Chambers Canada 2016 Top Ranked Individual


  • BA, 1980
    Dartmouth College
  • LLB, 1986
    University of Toronto

Year of Call/Admission

  • Ontario, 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

John W. Torrey

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+1 416 865 4394
+1 416 364 7813 (fax)
John Torrey has extensive expertise in the area of secured lending transactions. He acts regularly for both lenders and borrowers in bilateral and syndicated, secured and unsecured financings, most of which are multi-currency and multi-jurisdictional in nature. He has particular expertise in acquisition and project financings. His project finance expertise includes financings involving mines, casinos and hotels and other real estate developments. John also has considerable experience in debt restructurings.

Honours and Awards

  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada as one of Canada's leading lawyers in Banking and Finance
  • Recipient of the 2014 Lexpert Zenith Award for Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2015 Project Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year” in Toronto, and the 2010 and 2013 Banking and Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year” in Toronto
  • IFLR1000 2017 "Leading Lawyer" for Banking
  • IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Law Firm Rankings guide 2014 & 2015, Leading Lawyer for Financial Services Regulatory
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2014-2016 for Banking and 2016 for Mining
  • Who's Who Legal: Banking 2016 and 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2006-2018 for Banking and Finance Law and Project Finance Law and 2017 for Natural Resources Law
  • Legal 500 Canada 2014-2017 "Leading Lawyer" for Banking and Finance
  • Chambers Global 2008-2017 for Banking & Finance
  • Chambers Canada 2016- 2018 for Banking & Finance
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2008-2017 for Banking and Financial Institutions, 2016 for Mining and 2016 for Project Finance
  • The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada 2014 for Project Finance and Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Who's Who Legal 100 2014 & 2015 for Banking and Project Finance
  • Guide to the World's Leading Banking Lawyers - 7th edition 
  • National Post's "The Best Lawyers in Canada 2008" for Banking Law (Lending)


  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Dartmouth Lawyers Association